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How Long Does Abdomnial Pain Associated With Cholelithiasis Last
I had severe abdominal pain under my breastbone. Diagnosed as gallstones. Do I need surgery? What restrictions will there be and for how long?
Not ready 4 surgery?: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, ct scan, mrcp finds stones; cck-hida scan can tell if gb is diseased. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband had low grade abdominal pain once had sharp pain but didn't last. Had a little blood in urine was told 1 yr ago gallstones were found?
Not sure..: What the question is. Blood in urine would not be related to gallstones. He would need evaluation of the urinary tract, such as kidney stones or urinary infection. Gallstones can cause upper abdominal pain ; nausea after eating. This needs an evaluation ; exam with a doctor. ...Read more
An abdominal ultrasound in 2008 showed no gallstones.How long does it take for them to form and could I have them now causing problems?
Diagnosed with cholelithiasis w biliary colic, how long will this last? What's my next step, can't eat without pain in abdomen.
For some times: Raised bilirubin causes jaundice, or yellow pigment on sclera ( eye) both due to obstruction of ducts as in stones or due to liver diseases. After removal obstruction eye remained stained for a while due to tissue stain , by Albumin bound delta bilirubin . Since Albumin has half life of 20 days , so it takes time to clear jaundice completely even though blood levels are normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your MD: "passing" a gallstone may have consequences such as developing acute pancreatitis, a painful, sometimes serious and occasional fatal inflammation of the pancreas. Many times, the gallbladder has multiple stones, so that even if one were to pass, others may reside or hide. In general, after one attack of gallstones, the recommendation is to have the gallbladder removed. See your md for testing. ...Read more
Had pruritus for 2 weeks. Went away but now I have abdominal and right flank pain. Could it be gallstones?
Jaundiced?: Yes, they may cause these symptoms, but usually only with jaundice (itching is associated with higher bilirubin levels). If a gallstone gets into your bile duct, it can become occluded, causing pain, jaundice, and sometimes itching. Regardless, if your symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more
Few month i have been in abdominal pain been to the doctors they think i have gallstones past 2 nights the pain has been.lower down and viginal area?
Pelvic pain?: Pelvic pain is not caused by gallstones. You likely have a second issue. Get to your ob/gyn or family doc and get checked. You may have ovaran cyst or pelvic inflammatory disease? When was your last period? Fevers? Have you had a CT of your abdomen and pelvis? Do you still have your appendix? Probably a good idea to see a general surgeon to evaluate your abdominal/pelvic pain asap. ...Read more
I went to the ER two days ago with abdominal and back pain. Was told it was gallstones and follow up with a surgeon.Are there any nonsurgical options?
Yes, but: There are meds which can help prevent gallstone formation or help dissolve some types of stones, it takes a while for these meds to work and effects are not permanent and most of patients don't like them due to side effects etc for that reason if you have gallstones and they are causing symptoms then best treatment is removal of gallbladder. However talk to your doctor to discuss further. Thx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can gallstones cause left sided upper abdominal pain? Pain comes and oes and does not seem to be food related but ultrasound dies show that I have one
Yes: Its not the classic presentation but gallstones can cause pain in several locations. I would make sure you don't have pain from other causes before removing your gallbladder so that you are not subject to an unnecessary operation, but if the workup of your pain reveals no other source than the stones, you would be a candidate for gallbladder removal. ...Read more
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